Phoenix Book Feature
"What’s one piece of advice you’d share to females trying to do the uncommon and become firsts in their field through awards, entrepreneurial journeys, etc.?"
Shayne Neuwirth is the Principal of Shayne R.Neuwirth CPA PLLC, a woman owned and operated CPA firm in Scottsdale, Arizona which serviced more than 1100 clients in 2019. Shayne R. Neuwirth CPA, PLLC provides tax, accounting, and consulting services to both individual and business clients.
For Ranking Arizona, her CPA first was ranked #1 CPA for firms with fewer than 3 CPAs for years 2019 and again in 2020. She is also the FIRST woman-owned CPA firm to get the award!
Her firm was established in 2011 to create an atmosphere where clients receive individualized attention and exceptional service. After 9 years, Shayne remains passionate about the same beliefs while continuing to expand her firm. In 2019, and again in 2020, Shayne R. Neuwirth CPA, PLLC was ranked #1 by Ranking Arizona for CPA firms of 3 CPAs or less. Shayne received her post-baccalaureate in Accountancy from Arizona State University and her undergraduate degree in Marketing from The University of Arizona, where she met her husband Scott. Shayne is also a mother to 18-month-old twins Addison and David and their 3-year-old Goldendoodle, Hank.
KNOW Book + Tribe: What’s one piece of advice you’d share to females trying to do the uncommon and become firsts in their field through awards, entrepreneurial journeys, etc.?
Shayne: My advice is to start small and work hard. Figure out what you’re good at and get even better at it, become the best at what you do. Continue to learn and challenge yourself and be kind to people you meet along the way. One day you will see how much your hard work has paid off.
What does honoring women mean to you and how can we continue to strive towards acknowledging more women and the work they are doing?
To be recognized as the #1 Ranked CPA Firm two years in a row means the world to me. Accounting and Finance have been a historically male-dominated field and honoring women shows that the industry is changing. I think it is important for women to have support from other women who are professionals so they can make the best financial decisions for their companies and themselves.
Last but not least, how do you Lift + Rise?
My firm is woman-owned and operated. I believe in hiring strong women and encouraging them to be independent and successful. I Lift + Rise by empowering my team and recognizing their strengths and allowing them to strive in their respective positions.